Navigation Links
Emotional intelligence peaks as we enter our 60s, research suggests
Date:12/16/2010

Older people have a hard time keeping a lid on their feelings, especially when viewing heartbreaking or disgusting scenes in movies and reality shows, psychologists have found. But they're better than their younger counterparts at seeing the positive side of a stressful situation and empathizing with the less fortunate, according to research from the University of California, Berkeley.

A team of researchers led by UC Berkeley psychologist Robert Levenson is tracking how our emotional strategies and responses change as we age. Their findings published over the past year in peer-review journals support the theory that emotional intelligence and cognitive skills can actually sharpen as we enter our 60s, giving older people an advantage in the workplace and in personal relationships.

"Increasingly, it appears that the meaning of late life centers on social relationships and caring for and being cared for by others," Levenson said. "Evolution seems to have tuned our nervous systems in ways that are optimal for these kinds of interpersonal and compassionate activities as we age."

In the first study, researchers looked at how 144 healthy adults in their 20s, 40s and 60s reacted to neutral, sad and disgusting film clips. In particular, they examined how participants used techniques known as "detached appraisal," "positive reappraisal" and "behavior suppression." Heading up that study was Michelle Shiota, now an assistant professor of psychology at Arizona State University. The findings were published in the journal, Psychology and Aging.

The researchers monitored the blood pressure, heart rates, perspiration and breathing patterns of participants as they watched a scene from the movie "21 Grams," in which a mother learns her daughters have died in a car accident; and from "The Champ," in which a boy watches his mentor die after a boxing match. They also watched repugnant scenes from "Fear Factor."

For detached reap
'/>"/>

Contact: Yasmin Anwar
yanwar@berkeley.edu
510-643-7944
University of California - Berkeley
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. New research shows emotional impact of low sexual desire and associated distress
2. Childhood stress such as abuse or emotional neglect can result in structural brain changes
3. After a fight with a partner, brain activity predicts emotional resiliency
4. Attain Fertility Offers 3 Steps to Protect Emotional Well-being While Trying to Get Pregnant
5. Meditation reduces the emotional impact of pain
6. Abusive mothers improve parenting after in-home training, emotional support of therapists
7. Music on prescription could help treat emotional and physical pain
8. UF study: Emotional effects of heavy combat can be lifelong for veterans
9. Scientists Unravel Mysteries of Intelligence
10. Key Leadership Seminar: Maximizing Profit through Social Intelligence - What Neuroscience Tells Us
11. Foster care associated with improved growth, intelligence compared to orphanage care
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/25/2014)... TX (PRWEB) December 26, 2014 This ... state of the global Sterilizers industry with a focus ... on the market status of the Sterilizers manufacturers and ... companies and individuals interested in the industry. This report ... definition, applications and manufacturing technology. In this part, the ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... (PRWEB) December 25, 2014 Product liability ... ASR hip recall ( http://www.consumerinjurylawyers.com/DePuy/ ) continue to move ... to an Order issued in the U.S. District Court, ... will convene an open conference on January 7, 2015, ... States Courthouse in West Palm Beach, Florida. The Conference ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... The short film “Color of Honor” by ... of a true 9/11 hero, Welles Remy Crowther. It has ... 24 hours of Nuremberg International Short Film Festival and the ... Actress, screenwriter and director Luciana Lagana plays the mother ... her husband, Gregory Graham - Graham plays a ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... When head lice hits a home or school, ... get rid of it while keeping it from taking over ... have the solution right in their neighborhood: Lice Troopers ... provides full spectrum head lice screening and treatment services to ... Key Biscayne, Brickell, Coconut Grove, Kendall, Pinecrest and South Miami. ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... common during the holidays, but there are strategies that can ... arrive at a party hungry. It may seem logical to ... party, but deprivation leads to hunger, and hunger leads to ... Mount Kisco, N.Y., said in a hospital news release. ... to have a snack before attending a party when you ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Sterilizers Industry Global and Chinese Analysis for 2009-2019 Now Available at ReportsnReports.com 2Health News:Sterilizers Industry Global and Chinese Analysis for 2009-2019 Now Available at ReportsnReports.com 3Health News:Federal Court Overseeing DePuy ASR Hip Lawsuit Set to Convene Conference in January, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Federal Court Overseeing DePuy ASR Hip Lawsuit Set to Convene Conference in January, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:The True 9/11 Hero Story “Color of Honor” Premieres in Germany and Bangladesh: Luciana Lagana Plays the Mother of the Lead and Co-Produces with Blaise Dolcemaschio. 2Health News:The True 9/11 Hero Story “Color of Honor” Premieres in Germany and Bangladesh: Luciana Lagana Plays the Mother of the Lead and Co-Produces with Blaise Dolcemaschio. 3Health News:Coral Gables Florida Gets Ready to Be Lice-Free with Lice Troopers 2
... travel warnings for Hong Kong and China's Guangdong province, ... virus emerged. It is believed the epidemic originated in ... the outbreak in those areas. Hong Kong Chief Executive ... the efforts of medical staff, but highlighting the need ...
... for both migraine and major depression may benefit patients ... with migraine or severe headaches aged between 25 and ... that the risk of migraine in individuals with pre-existing ... with no history of major depression.// Moreover the risk ...
... developed to treat the common cold could help fight against ... drug might not be available to the general public immediately. ... common cold. As SARS and common cold are caused by ... drug, AG-7088, with a little molecular tinkering, could be effective ...
... at Melbourne on skin cancer could save thousands of lives. ... per cent of melanoma cancers but caused up to 70 ... research shows the pimple-like melanoma is the most dangerous. However ... can cause a nodular melanoma. It appears anywhere on the ...
... study made by Heart and Stroke Foundation it was found ... by heart disease. About 30% of people in their 20s ... and 29 years. About 80 per cent of adult Canadians ... disease, and about 10 per cent have three risk factors ...
... governments are finding themselves in a tight corner with finances ... seek for further Medicaid cuts. The physician across the country ... for patient care. To add to the woes the ... the Medicaid program, and this also includes evicting half a ...
Cached Medicine News:
(Date:12/24/2014)... N.C. , Dec. 23, 2014  Medical Science ... As the key link between the medical device industry ... even more in the coming years as the device ... According to research by benchmarking firm, Best ... can gain an important edge is by harnessing new ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... Dec. 22, 2014 Research and Markets ... "US Self-monitoring Blood Glucose Market" report to ... This market insight focuses on the developments ... the United States . Reimbursement analysis and the ... analyses for more than 73 SMBG meters have been ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... Dec. 22, 2014 Cyberonics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... treatment and management of epilepsy, today announced it will participate ... on Wednesday, January 14, 2015, in San Francisco ... and Chief Executive Officer, will speak at 11:00 AM Pacific ... accessed by clicking on the Investor Relations link on the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Role of Medical Science Liaisons Evolving in Medical Device Sector 2US Self-monitoring Blood Glucose Market 2
... HARBIN, China, Sept. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- China ... ) ("China Botanic" or the "Company"), a developer, ... traditional Chinese medicines ("TCM") in China, today announced ... the National Marine and Terrestrial Symposium on Research ...
... 2011 A rapidly changing -- and highly competitive -- ... and ready to adapt new technologies and new therapeutic approaches ... successful market entry, Diabetes launch teams are scrutinizing their strategies ... a critical launch factor. According to primary ...
Cached Medicine Technology:China Botanic Hosts Symposium on Research of Polysaccharide Peptide and Natural Innovative Drugs 2China Botanic Hosts Symposium on Research of Polysaccharide Peptide and Natural Innovative Drugs 3To Succeed in Crowded Market, Diabetes Manufacturers Beginning Key Launch Tactics Earlier, Study Says 2
... are ideal for PCR and ... any work where aerosol contamination ... for pipetting DNA/RNA solutions, infectious ... For applications requiring absolute sterility, ...
Inquire...
... Eliminate aerosol contamination, ... reactions in PCR. Hydrophobic, ... Only air can pass ... tips, in contrast to ...
... a safe alternative to using positive displacement ... such as PCR(a), pipetting radioactive materials and ... excellent for tissue culture, gel loading, serological ... aerosol contaminants and liquids from reaching the ...
Medicine Products: